By Daniels Ekugo
Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites children from all parts of the world to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars.
This year’s contest is the 13th edition. The contest takes place at two major levels namely, National Contest and World Contest.
The National Contest which is held in each country or region, takes place under the purview of the Toyota distributor in the country or region.
9 finalist from the National contest will be presented with gifts and certificates and their works will be sent to Japan to represent their respective country in a global contest.
In Nigeria, Toyota (Nigeria) Ltd is the organizer of the national contest of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. The theme for this edition is “Imagine and Draw the Car of the future.”
According to Toyota Nigeria Limited; The contest takes place at three locations in Nigeria – Abuja (January 26, 2019), Port Harcourt (January 26, 2019) and Lagos (February 2, 2019).
“Completed entry forms are to be brought to a drawing center before drawing starts by 08.00am
Eligibility: Three age categories:
(1) Under 8years old;
(2) 8 – 11years;
(3) 12 – 15years.
The statement further stated
“Toyota Nigeria will provide drawing papers but participants are to come with their preferred medium -(e.g. pencils, crayons, water paints, colour markers etc.). The only restriction is that digital tools must not be used. The artwork must be hand-drawn, showing your dream car and probably a background that supports the idea. The work should be original and easily understandable to different cultures across the world.
“You’re to download the registration form, fill and bring to your preferred center. Visit www.toyotanigeria.com”
“As mentioned earlier, nine deserving entries from each participating country are pooled into the world contest where a panel of jury, headed by Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation adjudge the entries. From this contest emerge winners graded as Gold, Silver, Bronze and Encouragement Awards for each category.
Each of them gets an invitation trip to attend the award presentation ceremony. And they are to be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian.”